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3 this morning... the board of estimates is expected vote on baltimore city fire chief james claak a raise.this comes just days after we reported the closing of two baltimore citt ire companies... due to cuts.megan gilliland is here wiih more on why thh mayor says the timing is right.&good stephanie rawlings-blake is offering chief clacc a two percent raise... and plans to extend his contract... through . 20-18.he'ssbeen leading the department for four years noww and makes more than 161-thousand a year.but the maaor believesshe deserves more and has earned a raise through his success on the job. (mayorr "we've had the lowest number of fire deaths in the city since the earlyy30's, i'm pleased with the workkof my fire chief and the department and i'm glad that he's staying d onboardin a statement... chief clack says he's very honored chief... and is happy that the mayor has askee him to but givvng him a raise... comes at a time when fire companies are closing and fire fighters aren't seeing any increase.coming up next half hour... hear from some lcoal fiie figgters... on the iming
online at wbaltv.com. a baltimore city police detective is off the force tonight after admitting to stealing groceries. just the latest piece of troubling news being followed from the city police department. prosecutors claim that in march, darlene early's daughter ran at nearly four hundred dollars for the groceries for only about $100 for her mother, as a security guard watched the transaction. early was required to resign today after admitting that that. city fire chief james clack says he is serious about negotiating a raise for firefighters yesterday. a contract extension with an 18% salary hike for him was approved. it sparked outrage from union members said their latest contract offer amounts to a decrease in the galerie -- in the hourly rate. >> if the firefighters don't get a raise next year, i will donate my whole race to the fire foundation, which is a non- profit that goes to benefit firefighters who are injured or killed in a line of duty. >> the latest offer on the table would move firefighters to the three-shift system where the average work week would be 56 hours
, from trees down to nearly 70 miles per hour wind gusts across baltimore city. we're going to show you more storms on the radar coming up in just a little bit. >> listen, unless it's served with wine and prime rib, living by candle light is miserable and some of you have been in the dark since 11:15 friday night and cheryl conner is live where people flip the switch and get nothing. >> reporter: that's right. we have seen the problems all weekend long and of course there are power outages across the entire baltimore area, we're standing in the heart of it, northwest baltimore, and i want to show you what we've been looking at throughout the weekend. there are dark traffic lights and drivers who think, we don't have to stop. so many impatient people. this has been an issue for 48 hours now with these traffic lights out and also a tree blocking the road, it's likely to be an issue heading into the monday morning commute. let's face it sweating it out with no air-conditioning is tough on everyone, trying to sleep, forget about it and then the waisted food, chicken, pizza french are fries
of those can be strong, especially north and west of town. >> baltimore city police are awaiting autopsy results that could give them more information about a body found over the weekend. officials say the decomposed body of a woman was found sunday afternoon in north baltimore in the charles village area. police say there are no signs of foul play or forced entry. officials say the autopsy should be released later this week. a man that used to work of several maryland hospitals is accused of affecting -- infecting at least 30 people in a new hampshire hospital with hepatitis c. he is accused of stealing powerful and aesthetics, injecting himself, and then refilling the syringes with saline. they relate to use on patients. he worked at the baltimore veterans medical center, john hopkins hospital, and maryland general from 2008 until 2010. those hospitals will notify patients who might have been exposed, with instructions for follow-up. new rules go into effect today for abortion clinics in maryland. clinics will have to allow -- apply for licenses and will have to abide by stricter guide
week begins in baltimore city and linda so is live at cafe city in mount vernon. you have been whipping things up all morning for us. what are you bringing back to us? >> reporter: yes, i am going to taste in. >> have you tasted it. >> reporter: hold on a second. but first, tons of restaurant you ken joy. great -- you can enjoy and tons of food and thanks for joining us. so, a lot of restaurants participating this year. >> we have 96 restaurants participating including city cafe. they -- we have a full website so you can search for restaurant by menu or quiz seen type or neighborhood -- cuisine type or neighborhood. there will be pricing information and you can make reservations and figure out how to park or take public transit. >> reporter: and two main price points. >> dinner 20.12 or 30.12 and two course lunch for 15.12. >> reporter: and chef you have been a great sport cook this great stuff. you've impressive menu for restaurant week. >> yeah. absolutely. not only from the four appetizers five entrees and three desserts to choose from. you can't go wrong with it. >> reporter: and yo
in baltimore city and surrounding counties. these centers will be be opened from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. now each center will have cool air and free water. baltimore city housing has opened two shelters overnight for people without power. just giving them a place to stay. we are under a code red heat alert through today and health officials recommend you remember to drink plenty of water or juice, avoid alcohol and caffeine and wear light colored clothing. during the extreme heat check on your senior citizens as well. make sure they are safe. you can log onto abc2news.com for a complete list of the cooling centers and we have information here and we have the address and telephone numbers for you so you know where to go. and that's all located on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> more crews are arriving in maryland bringing the total up to a level it was after hurricane irene last year. for a lot of people, that's not good enough. angela says she he lost power friday night along with her entire neighborhood in randallstown and can't remember how many times she says she called bge and
baltimore in march. >> due to the proactive work of the baltimore city department of public works, we have gotten ahead of a potentially serious matter. >> most of the large water main breaks were caused by a stressed pipes sold to the nation for decades ago. dpw will begin adjustments. they will adjust 3 16-inch sections of the 54-inch main. >> please refrain from outside watering, car washing, until after sunset or during the early morning hours. please do not wash clothes or dishes or do non-essential indoor cleaning using water until late in the evenings or early morning trade used clothes washers or dishwashers only with full loads. we're asking that you remember that short showers use less water than filling a tub. >> dpw says there is a chance that water service could be interrupted, but using the conservation tips will reduce that chance. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 as. >> officials are also urging residents of howard, baltimore, and anne arundel counties to conserve water to coincide with city repairs. this year's new maryland school assessment scores are in, and they show improvement a
the battle over a cable deal.why it lead to a protest outside baltimore city hall. on fox 45 news at five..3 3 3 3 3 3 3 armed... dandeeous... and on the loose.the search continues at this hour for the man who bound and kidnapped cal ripken's mother. mother.it's a story we first brought you yesterday when the missing person's report came out.megan gilliland has been covering this case from the beginning.. and is here with the latest twists and turns. good morning patrice,it was at this royal farms... that a stranger spotted violet ripken and her kidnapper... and thought it looked suspicious... when he saw her tied up. up.10:30:39 i guess the guy asked and he said she suffers from alzeheimers so i have her tied up to calm her down but the guy didn't buy it. it.she had been missing for 12 hours before anyone realized she was in trouble.she was bound and abducted at gun point in her own car.amid an intesive search... ripken was quietly dropped off by her kidnapper on the secluded street where she lives in abderdeen.no randsom note... no anything.in fact she told police she doesn't th
annapolis with the latest. >> concerns include the lack of movement to get baltimore city approval, their debt, and have not gotten construction financing. >> we have determined that the applicant has met the applicable requirements. >> this is what they have in mind. 307 -- 3750 slots, 4,000 parking spots. >> we are decided to come to baltimore city. it's good for us. it's good for the city. >> the facility will be just south of m & t bank stadium. it will become the second- largest one in maryland and operate under the harrah's brand. >> the spectrum noted a concern about the high debt burden and recommended that the commission monitor this annually. >> there have been no construction documents completed or prepared from november when you appeared before us. >> they blame it on changes to design. they expect to give the city where they need to move forward in september. officials are sure it would also be completed in september. the casino will give baltimore another $16 million in revenue. the mayor will use it to lower the property tax rate. >> we feel confident if they are not
a man in montgomery and two elderly one in baltimore city and wicomico. let's check in with meteorologist mike match theasco to see how things are going -- mike masco. >> we sit at 70 degrees and a comfortable morning. calm wind and visibility around 10 miles. that's good news. 71 dover. down towards salisbury at 70. you notice the dew points into the 60s and a few 50s towards york. a comfortable morning and we have clear skies overhead. so we will forecast mostliy skies. 94 for the two -- mostly sunny skies. 49 for the -- 94 for around two. let's get the check on the timesaver traffic and remember we have nearly a hundred traffic lights out across the city and surrounding areas. treat each intersection with a dead light and a four way stop. one issue so far this morning we have blocked ramp on 695 inner loop at route 7 in philadelphia road. outside a live look at 695 at 295. clear sailing for now but that's certain to change later this morning. drive times looking like this. 11 minutes about across the board. 695 outer loop from 95 to # 3. and also the outer -- 83 a
mentioned, we have a heat advisory in effect for all those orange shaded counties, including baltimore city that just went into effect at noon, stays with us until 8 p.m. on the shore where you see the red colors that's an excessive heat warning that goes into effect on saturday. we're expecting these temperatures to continue to rise. for more we sent it to marty bass. >> reporter: good afternoon. i want to show you a graphic that -- just to be honest all the cards face up on the table i think we're being conservative in our heat index numbers. i'm going to give you a for example. today we're talking about 98 with a heat index of 103. well, we're at 94 now with the heat index of 101. we're looking at 5 to 7 degrees bump up in the feel of the moment. so the 103 and 103 today and tomorrow at 98 may be too low. what if we have to put a 7 degree on saturday's 103, 110 heat index. sunday 95 with still 100 to maybe 102 heat index. right there we're showing you the low ended. the high end -- the low end. the high end could be significantly more uncomfortable. we get into another difficulty. how ar
. baltimore city we have an accident off 83 and construction will continue certainly a long-term project we will have to deal with monument street is closed down again probably subject to closure over the next several days involving that sink hole. outside for a live shot and we will show you 95 at eastern avenue pretty smooth sailing thus far right now. we will talk more about traffic that's coming up in just a little bit. and there's the shot charley look at that beautiful shot. 695 and harford road. >> 5:33 on this friday morning. back to break news for. you some in baltimore county looking for a place to stay after a two-alarm fire broke out overnight. started around 2 this morning. and abc2 news sherrie johnson has the latest. you've been you can -- talking to people who were there when the fire started. >> reporter: they are telling me they believe that it started from a kitchen fire. but fire investigators are trying to figure out the exact cause. that's what neighbors that live here say and they say it's all very scary. they just heard smoke detectors going off loud noises and then
chance. >> thank you, john. for many baltimore city residents, 10:00 a.m. couldn't come fast enough, when the city began distributing ice in four different locations. >> i slept in my car one night and stayed in my house the other night and i can't take the heat no more. >> for people who can't take it anymore, and there are lots of them, baltimore city is giving away bags of ice. in the parking lot of the northwood plaza shopping center, it was a welcome sight on day two of no power. >> it's a blessing. i don't care if i have to go far, it's a blessing. thank you so much! >> people were allowed four bags and some came to get ice for elderly neighbors. >> some people won't have the means to replenish their food. fortunately for me, i will, but everybody won't number that situation. >> that's really nice because we need ice. food going bad real fast. >> it's humanity and people looking out for others that don't have. the quezada center on reisterstown road is serving as one of the city's cooling centers and cool is the word with lots of cold water, ice and a.c. we're told more than 1300 pe
announced a partnership that will help baltimore city police fight crime. the city watch committee partnership inc. database a public and private security that allows quickly identifying surveillance tape in proximity to crime scenes. >> it will support the police department efforts to further reduce crime in our neighborhoods. >> authorities in queen anne's county say a half-dozen marijuana plants for found at the scene of that brush fire last month. the sheriff office says the plants, some of which were burned, were turned over to the county drug task force. natural resources officials confirmed there was evidence of a pot growing operation at the fire scene, but so far no arrests have been made. it is unclear if the fire was somehow related to the plants. several residents were forced from their homes. a prominent drug counselor in the region says he is seeing a dramatic shift in the use of opiates. deborah winger found out it is taking a deadly toll on the young people of suburbia. >> these women are bound by grief, loss, and heroin. all three mothers lost children to heroin. >
dot com--lash-foxbaltimore and on twitter.... "at fox baltimmre". agaii.. it all star. baltimore city fire chief jjmms clack says he may donate his recent pay hike to charity. given to clack by the mayor ee-3 has come under fire---- for it's bad timing.... hile the ccty closee fire houses and rasies health insurance premiums for fire fighhers.nnw clack ssys he wiil donate he foundation...... if rank aad file ffre fighters re not given the same increase in pay mayor has dfended the ct.the raise..... citing a steep decrease in city fire deaths under clack's leadership. thousands of dollars injecting dancers with silicone.... appeared in federal court to be sentenced.feddral prosectors say the woman actually uued super glue..... to keep the non-medical silicone froo leaking out. out.crime and jussice reporter joy lepola live outside the federal courthouse here the joy?ence was uss handed down. kimberly smedley was sentenced to hree years. in federal court.incue:agologized for her action over an 8 ear period.... the east coast injecting wooen often secretly meet with d custome
also a lot of baltimore city police officers. their job was to keep people safe and they seem to have done that. >> fire works. >> hundred s of thousands of eyes if i can ated on the -- fixated on the sky over the inner harbor as fire works lit up this night this independence day. >> that was a big one. >> when i see my little kids watching it, it brings back memory. to see them happy makes me happy. >> the massive have crowds only adding to the -- massive crowds are only adding to the excitement. mixed in with the clusters of people were hundreds of baltimore city police officers. their job was to keep this celebration violence free. last year's 4th of july saw a man stabbed to death and a 4-year-old hit by a stray bullet. >> they are using different tactics to keep things safe. police are using a new way to deploy officers. all are in uniform to make sure their presence is known. wsz -- we not only have the ground forces, but aerial support. >> they took what happened last year very seriously. >> for many 4th of july at the inner harbor is a family tradition. although previouses v
at the latest num. numbers.according to b-g-e's website.... otal...anne &parundel county...baltimore city... baltimore county... parroll county... howard county... while some residents here in the city are getting a little frustrated...there are resources available... that just aren't being used. used.take a look at this picture weecaptured.... not emergency shelter at the baltimore junior academm... on cold spring lane.theyyve got fooo, water and ac...waiting to be used.it's the second empty shelter we found yesterday. the other one is on east federal street. meantime... just down the street... neighbors are sweating it out.they're unhappy with how the city ressonded and say they're aren't enough shelters pvailable. &philda james, south baltimore: different areas and help out everybody. help been out ever since friday, and still no dates: 44.03 "what is the povernorrand the mayor doing for us? they're not helping 3us" us!"for those people looking for a little relief... the emergency shelters are open &pagain today from 11 a-m to 7 p-m.the city says it's now &passessing the situation...
with a man being shot and killed by a baltimore city police officer. sheldon has more. >> here at the corner belvedere revenue, this is the 7-eleven where police got word that there was an armed man outside of the 7-11. it is unclear what do is tune with the semiautomatic and add 5:45 a.m. officers arrived on the scene just a few minutes after the call went out. but when they arrived, the armed man took off. officers chased him, not too far away from this 7-11. officials say the suspect was still armed at that time. >> the officer fired his weapon at least one time, shooting the suspect. the suspect has died at a local hospital and the weapon has been recovered. >> police are not releasing the suspect's name because they're still trying to notify his family. but they say he is 22 years old. the officer's name will not be released for a couple of days. according to department protocol. we do know that he is a six-year veteran and he is now on administrative leave. >> a man with a sword was shot and killed by baltimore county police this week. there were serving a warrant on thursday night. we
. latest numbers.according to b-g-e's weesite... tooal... anne arundel total...anne city... baltimore county... carroll county... howard county... b-g-e's progress has been impressive by sheer for anyone waiting in the w - dark. joel d. smithhis live in glen burnie... to explain how far b-g-e is reaching out for predicting power to beeback for everyone. good creww have come from as far - utility crews have ((ad lib))) 33 3 3 payor stephanie awlings-blake more shelters for people without power. power.meantime, governnr o'malley says progress iss slowly being made since thh storms hit.he's been keeping watch from the operation center at the maryland emergency management agency. agency.megan gillilann is streaming now from mema wwth the latest on the recovery effo. efforts.good morning guys,ad lib... 333 the heat wave is being blamed &pfor at least 3 deaths in maryland.aacording to "mema's" website... the victims include &pall men... one from montgomery county... and one from mico - baltimmre city.health ooficials remiid residents that humid conditioos an lead to heatstroke
reported four years ago. the city of baltimore is getting hundreds of millions of dollars from wells fargo bank to settle claims that the company had been engaging in discriminatory lending practices. kai reed is live outside city hall. we hear this is the second- largest beer lending settlement in the department's history. >> that is correct. the lawsuit first filed by the city of baltimore back in 2008 alleged that wells fargo steered minority home buyers into subprime loans simply because of the color of their skin. a settlement agreement has been made that includes a payout of $175 million in several metropolitan areas. 34,000 victims were identified and the lawsuits nationwide. the 1000 from the baltimore area will receive a total of $2.50 million in restitution. wells fargo will also provide four 0.5 borrows million to this city for lending assistance program -- $4.5 million to the city for lending assistance programs. the celebrated the victory this afternoon at city hall. >> today, it is not about the past. puts aside our legal challenges allows us to move forward palaver tillery o
day, two more deaths. july 7, a man dies in harford county. one in baltimore city and another -- the only woman in cockrell county. all were 65 or older. >> most of the cases have had underlying disease. heart disease, other kinds of diseases. we know those are risk factors that can be complicated by the extreme heat. >> the most recent heat wave was dangerous because of the extreme temperatures day after day. >> people living at home, their interior temperatures may not have gone down significantly in the evening so they continue to be in the extreme heat even in the nighttime. they have flow of loss and that becomes a problem. quex 18 people as of july to have died. the latest reports that came out says five more people are confirmed with heat related deaths and that occurred in said one incounty, two in -- baltimore county. the examiner may find more heat related deaths. the extreme temperatures may be over but the death toll may not be. tom tasselmyer. >> a lot more good news as far as temperatures go. we're selling back to normal or even below in some locations. you have
main break in downtown baltimore. the city has a plan but it's going to take a while. charley crowson is live at the work scene and charley being we hear from the board of public works that will hit up city hall for more money but is there money there? >> yeah. 31,000 dollars is what they will ask for for emergency funds and whether or not the money is there is going to remain to be seen. that meeting is scheduled for later this morning. and we can only assume it's going to be to address this, this huge water main break from monday afternoon. blocking traffic from all the way down to lombard back up to baltimore. big congestion and commuting problems buch businesses and hotels and residents water piping and getting water pressure back is a concern. we are showing you temporary pipes brought in. this is running water to businesses on the west -- east side of the street. west side is without power. we talked to the manager at the 7-eleven and they are having trouble so they are closed for business. we want to show you something. we picked up this half an hour ago. you will only see this
. >> this is a slap in the face to every man and woman in the baltimore city fire department. how can you possibly accept a raise when you've told your members there are no raises? there is no money in the city of baltimore to give a raise. how can you yourself as chief of the fire department accept a raise? >> the mayor credits the chief by saving the city money by reducing overtime. >> a 13th police officer is heading to prison for his role in a kickback scheme. a judge sentenced jaime lugo to wo years of prison. he faces sentencing in federal court next month. >> a composite sketch has been released hoping to find -- detectives say this man shot a victim in the leg on east lombard street. this happened the night of june 30. anyone with information should call baltimore city police. a body was found in the park heights neighborhood over the weekend. he was shot and stabbed near spaulding avenue. no word as to a suspect or a possible motive. >> there will be a planning meeting this evening. the planning department wants to ales. out liquor s violent crimes tends to cluster around liquor stores. t
the area. we were away from more than paula of baltimore city, baltimore county, east to the west side. right now we are at northwest baltimore city where bge crews are going house to house. the problem is, all the damage from the wind and the trees, we have been watching these power line guys meticulously worked on and on and on. truckle use -- truck crews, three-six truck gangs at one time either trying to get the trees cut or get the power lines and the power restored back to homes. a massive operation for bge. reporting live from skype team 11 -- sky team 11. >> are using pockets of just a mess and then everything ok and then more pockets? >> pretty much. but one thing we noticed as the trees that have been knocked down have been massive. not like small saplings. they are huge trees that have crushed homes. they have just done tremendous amount of damage. hit and miss between the neighborhoods. pretty much like a rolling pin, as you might say. like a rolling pin came through and pretty much wiped out a neighborhood and then picks up and then comes down again. b g e has its hands fu
to the other source and baltimore city right out towards white marsh seeing good downpours of rain. rainfall rates from a half to 3/4 of an inch and we will go up towards the north running along 95 past the maryland house seeing good downpours of rain this morning. just be aware, we have pounding of water. 73 in town. easton at 75. you noticed everything running from west to east this morning and that will be pushing off towards our south. through the course of this morning. it's going to be muggy at 77 around the 8:00 hour a mild day today. not hot. 87 degrees around the 4:00 hour and dropping back down to 80 around 8. we will talk about the forecast in less than 10. lauren cook has a check on what do you do traffic? >> traffic. >> hi. >> your weather and i am traffic except for last week we are dealing with problems in howard county a traffic light is going to be out at the intersection of route 108 right at columbia road. and big problems on 95. we are dealing with an accident up in harford county alodge the southbound lanes at the -- along the southbound lanes. another accident southboun
supply. home sales are trending up according to real estate data across the state. baltimore city is saying the biggest gains in value. prices have increased more than 46%. quex in as good news for all of us whether we own a home or not. it is good news for our jobs and good news for our economy. >> the governor's housing secretary and a city commissioner credited statewide initiatives. they did it in front of the east baltimore home of brandyon lurie. >> things are headed in the right direction. >> the new state initiatives including 1% interest. the targeted areas initiative offers a 2.8% cite rate. -- 2.8% rate. >> taking actions we know will work to protect and promote home ownership. >> the upward trend also boils down to more demand for houses and less supply. as homeowners poorhouses of the market to rent them. >> we're seeing a pullback and the supply of housing that forces people who would like to buy a house to be not so much a buyer's market for -- but perhaps a seller's market. >> the state received more economic it is this afternoon. all three bond rating agencies hav
today that will help baltimore city police fight crime. it will allow police to identify camera systems in close proximity to crime scenes. >> it will help to further reduce crimes in our neighborhood. >> she think the foundation for the grant helping to make this possible. >> the governor and house speaker met with the city to air out concerns about expanding gambling in the state. to city hall for the latest. >> the meeting lasted about 90 minutes at city hall. the delegation is a big voting bloc and they wanted assurances a sixth casino won't harm the city or its residents. no horse trading for votes, just the facts. the casino opens in prince george's county, what can be done to help baltimore from losing complete revenues to put toward the property-tax rate? >> you have provisions to make sure the city and county are held harmless in terms of local share. >> the local share is revenue used to offset the cost of hosting a casino. on the table is increasing baltimore city posture by 5%. >> we want to put it in a collective pot for anne arundel and baltimore city and to divided up so
we have a couple of problem areas in ball mother city. we have an accident -- in baltimore city. we have an accident at park heights and two closures because of the water main break, fleet street and east lombard at light street. as far as your over all travel times go, on the outer loop from 83 to 95, 61 miles an hour average. let's take a live look. nice and clear 95 just south of route 24. 795 at ownings mills, no problems to report. for the most accurate and update to traffic information you can count on us at wjz.com. >>> here's what people will be talking at today. the first funeral in the colorado theater shooting will be held later today as some survivors find reasons to celebrate life. katie medley gave birth to a son yesterday. she's in the same hospital where her husband, caleb is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head from friday 's shooting rampage that killed 12 people. >> she put hugo in caleb's arms and she was holding his hand when the baby was laying with caleb and his blood pressure and his heart rate went up. we know he could hear her. >> also in aurora, bat
, noonoohing. didn't nobody say anything about it."pam carter, city of baltimore housing: 29.18 "it pit a lot of us by surprise, the major damage. i guess we didn't exppcc it tt be this muc" much."the city is asking everyone o spread the word that there is help.we'll have updates for you on our show... but for those people wwthout cable... we'll also be posting we'll also be without cable... we'll also be posting information oo our website and the shelters are still open today.i'm megaa gilliland, fox45 mmrning news. a fourth person is dead... due to the heat. the state health department says the baltimore man was over 65 years old.three offthe four deaths were people over 65... anddthe health department is warning people to be careful and seek area cooling stations. one of the hardest it still underway.ere clean up is - underway.days after the storm... residents of chinquapin parkway are dealing with a major mess.fallen trees still sitting on hhuses.... cars crushed bb branches. neighbors say they've tried tt remove the ddbris themselves... but some limbs are just too big... and all
spotted in baltimore city. we are told these men have failed to register on a weekly basis. anyone with informational about them, call the police. >> new details tonight regarding the investigation into violet ripken's induction. the aberdeen police department has released a photograph of the suspect. david collins has the latest on the search for that man. >> this is a picture of the suspect. please ask, do you know this man? if so, give us a call. aberdeen police believe this is the man who abducted violet ripken at gunpoint outside her home on tuesday. all white male, 180 pounds with short brown hair and glasses. correct it enough that individual, we asked them to call. >> a team of agencies is working on the case. the ever been police department is in charge. authorities have not developed a motive. police say her hands and feet were bound with duct tape and the suspect drove for a round in her car for some 24 hours and then abandoned her and the vehicle in her neighborhood. >> i saw a white sweater being weighed outside a car window. i asked the lady inside and she needed help
have heard so much recently about the poor condition of baltimore city school buildings and the building that will cost to fix. >> they're getting some unexpected help from hundreds of teenagers that are here to pitch in. tim tooten is in the newsroom -- i have got my shifts confused. >> they're connected to a ministry with the catholic church. they spend part of their summers in places like baltimore putting their faith into action. this has been home base for these young missionaries. they are here in city schools cleaning, stacking, and serving. they're helping them identify with their christian faith through service. they're led by a small group of adults helping them model faith in action. >> it makes me thankful for all i have. help them out. >> we are overwhelmed with the need. >> it has brought a smile to a school staff. >> it's a great thing to have wonderful caring people to come and help. i salute them. >> it's safe to say they're hoping to get the list next year. >> police need help to identify a man is shot and killed someone in baltimore city. >> i'm very s
available. he wanted to the fbi...but first his plans were to become a baltimore city police officer and detective.but those dreams were abruptly cut short, when william daughtry was killed last july in what his mother calls a random act of violence. violence.janice park is streaming live at baltimore city police headquarters to tell us more about this mother's fight for justice. jan? janice?karen,carlene stewart describes her son as an honors &pstudent...who had just taken test...to become a baltimore city police officer.but now this same department that's investigating his murder. strangers walking by, don't give much thought to this corner in northeast baltimore. messages written to william daughtry may be washing away... away...but they will forever be with his mother, carlene ste: stewart:"i believe in my heart, my son sees my tears and smile and he's with me ever" everyday""the last thing my son said to me was mom i'll be " back""and i never thought that would be last time i would see my son alive"last july, the 20 year old who dreamed of being a city police officer was skateb
: a 12-year veteran with the baltimore city fire department, simmons was arrested monday. wjz has learned he had been arrested for human trafficking and prostitution back in 2010 but was never charged. >> as of this moment, he has been suspended without bay -- pay. and we will begin our preliminary investigation into this situation. >> reporter: police also seized several computers, flash drives, condoms, and sex toys, from inside the warehouse. ian knoll runs a business on the ground floor. >> i never thought for a second that anything of this type of magnitude would be taking place. not here. >> reporter: 33-year-old franklin coit, a convicted felon, is also charged with running a prostitution ring and after-hours club. he, too, was arrested for the same charges in 2010. >> reporter: we've learned that simmons has been taken to central booking. he faces a number of state charges before the federal charges. and those in themselves include human trafficking, gun charges and of course those prostitution charges. live at city police headquarters, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news.
. let's swing it around the area and again it's steady heavy rains around baltimore city. you go out towards the beltways and 70. columbia seeing pretty good down pours and out towards essex from 695 towards essex and the chesapeake is seeing good downpours of rain and north of town right around westminster still seeing some of the lightning bolts coming down and that's going to move towards the south and east. we have a flash flood warning in parts of frederick county and we will show you cooler temperatures coming up in a little bit guys.>> this week we will finally get some sort of reprieve from thestifling temperatures we have been experiencing. they blanketed much of the country and here in maryland it's been especially bad. this weekend temperatures in our area reached triple digits. making it uncomfortable anddownright dangerous. sherrie johnson joins with us more on what people are doing and those who fell victim to the heat. >> reporter: yes, finally a break from the heat we have learned so far in maryland, 13 people have died because of the extreme heat. that's according to
in a section of baltimore city. >> even a day care center evacuated along with homes. what had firefighters and utility crews concerned. >> a couple of isolated she storms -- iso >> residents and employees in parts of baltimore city have been given the all clear. a natural gas leak this morning in locust point. city fire and dpw were on hand. a contractor was performing utility repairs and a gas rupture happened. the 1400 block of hubert street was affected. gas server should be working in the area right now. >> -- service should be working in the area right now. >> a couple of isolated showers on hd doppler, especially north and west of baltimore along the pennsylvania line. the showers have been in north county for a while now, putting rain in parts of said -- south central north county. it may drift farther toward the northern maryland line. up toward gettysburg as well. for most areas, it will be dry. isolated showers in parts of northern virginia and parts of talbot and dorchester counties on the eastern shore. some scattered showers. radar estimates show a slow moving set up in that c
in baltimore city. meteorologist wyatt everhart has more and brian kuebler toured the market. he has you covered. we want to start with the talk of the time. people are still without power. more than 200,000 of your friends and neighbors came to relax. bge said it could take until the end of the week to restore power. two thirds of bge customers have their power back but there are still tens
coming up. >>> top story this evening, baltimore city's fire chief will get a waive and contract extension. this has drawn sharp criticism from firefighters and union leaders. christian schaffer is in downtown baltimore where the reaction was less than receptive. >> reporter: chief james clack of the fire department makes $161,000 already, today the board of estimates extended the contract through the year 2018 with raises of $3000 each year at the end of the contract, for the making, $190,000 a year. this is drawn fire of course because of all the talk of the past several weeks and months over the closure of three fire companies in baltimore city, truck 15, east baltimore, truck 10 west baltimore, squad 11 southeast baltimore. the heads of both of the union that represent firefighters and fire office testified here against the raise saying the members haven't gotten raises and the chief shouldn't either. the firefighters rejected a raise that was proposed to them during the negotiations, their response to that was, sure you are you were going to give us a raise but going to incr
in northwest baltimore city and northwest baltimore county. last night's storm knocked down trees that knocked out part of the sanitation system. people in those areas tonight are still being urged to conserve water. >> it takes a lot of time to refill those tanks, so people who start getting water in the southern part of the system, areas like pikesville, they need to refrain from using that water. >> that's kurt cokier with bpw. he expects everything will be back in order tomorrow morning. the power problems also forced several businesses to close, including lots of gas stations in maryland, people having to hit one after another gas station that were shut down. i heard of one gas station that had a 20 minute wait for gas today, 70 cars in line at one time. all day long, viewers have been sharinging incredible videos and pictures of the storm. here's a look at more of them. >> reporter: incredible lightning and scary winds lead to widespread storm damage on the streets of maryland like this one. some trees fell on homes. this homeowner was asleep when a huge tree crashed into his bedroom roo
. here in the city of baltimore, there were tens of thousands of people without power. the city had workers knocking on doors trying to find these people and in some cases rescue them in the intense heat we had after the power went out. they are asking for a study to find out where some power lines might be buried and whether that could be helpful. the mayor knows people needed help and hoping the power companys will provide it in the future. >> with the heat continuing to rise and the length of times out power continued to lengthen, these people would need additional assistance, we were able to get that lift. our hope is moving forward we will be able to get it sooner. >> reporter: mayor asking bge to increase the number of tree trimming and limb trimming that goes on before the storm so when one hits it's not as serious. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >> was she concerned about the lack of resources or the response time? >> reporter: i think she was pleased with the level of resources put in here based on her comments. it's the people here in baltimore city without power in the h
of the hoose and cooling off.at the end of the roland park parade, baltimore city firefighters pn five days.tte annual power meaning this year.special lisa ddvis: 1.29.43 "it's like camping in your own house. (laughter) i'm hoping it comes on soon."clive williims: 1.20.26 "not ideal, ut ttere &pyou go. there are a lot worst things in life." life."firefighters hut off pheevalves at 11:30.some people in tte roland park rea are being told it could be before thhir power willlbe pestored. b-g-e crews are continuing tt working overtime... to restore powerrto thoosands of customees. ccnter havv been workinn b-g-e cclled ii a eam of 38-. hundred people... including states.each are assigned to various sttrm roles.... many of them working 12 hours shifts. herees a look at the latestt power outage numbers at this hour:aacording to b-g-e'' website....total...anne city... bbltimore county... carroll county... howard coonty.... todaa marks the one year anniversary of the ddy casey anthony was acquitted in thh death of her daughter. daughter.aa to the charge f the jury find the defendant guiltylast
congressional gold medal back to the baltimore city police department to celebrate with his fellow officers and friends. >> i wanted to say something for all you guys, for the city of baltimore and the united states of america. [applause] >> pixar been james dickson served in the baltimore city police department in 1954-1987. the congressional gold medal is the highest civilian award that the government bestows. he bills himself as the world's youngest escape artist, but he did not win over the judges this time. the 26-year-old has loads of talent and is clearly going places. will it be to the finals? we certainly hope so. senator often performs on friday and saturday night. dropping some unwanted pounds make it easier. and new drug is coming to the marketplace. a minor slip in a hospital ranking has some taking notice of american institution. details on your chance to grab some authentic olympic gear. >> another hot day today but we have relief in the forecast. here's a look outside. still in the 90's in downtown baltimore. the weather is next. [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood s
radar and confirm the rain that has been falling from baltimore city all the way down towards dundalk. seeing steady heavy rain. 695 towards white marsh a good downpour rain. a 73 degree reading right now in the city limits. 76 down towards dc. and look at york at 73 degrees. so we are starting to see cooler temperatures coming in. the dew point values that measures the amount of moisture coming down considerably in york. now down to 61. so we will talk lower humidity and going for 87 later today. another check on the forecast coming up in less than 10. lauren cook has a check on traffic. how we doing. >> reporter: well, we are dealing with several accidents across the region. trouble out in frederick where an accident is blocking two eastbound lanes of interstate 70. that's at woodbine road. you can stick with route 1 # 4 as an alternate. more problems in howard county where the traffic lights are out. there's an accident in baltimore city in canton on highland avenue at eastern avenue and heading out to 95, here's what it looks like in white marsh. everything up to speed at route 43
city... baltimore countty.. carroll county... howard ccunty... harford county... at least two deaths in maryyand are blamed on friday night's storm. storm.in anne arundel o'brren was drivinn along harwood oad near richardson road... when a ree fell on top of hii s-u-v ....killing him. tto of o'briens friends who were also in the car with him only suffered minor injuries. " it's sad toosay that i'm just thankful that i don't think he suffered and the only outcome oot of it there was thhee of them in there o we survive."the other two dii surv" o'brieen parents hope their son's deeth issa reminder to othhrs to stay off he roads during aastorm. thh seccnd death in maryland hhppened in montgomery county. in silver spring.... an elderly woman was killed when a tree fell on her house. 3these are some piccures from pur see it, shoot it, send it lamonte and old couut and inwooo road.you can see a trre has fallln... caasing majjr traffic problems. and take a look at this... split tree. this is frrm connor... from ellicott city. when you see news happennng, see it shoottii ann send it. be
a subaru. love wherever the road takes you. >> this is wjz-tv, wjz-hd and wjz.com, baltimore. from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now is complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> small town rocked. a shooter outside of the carroll county restaurant. >> had to be a powerful weapon to do that. >> one man is dead and one is behind bars. hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. >> i'm vic carter. people are talking about tonight. >> carroll county stunned by the second murder in weeks. customers were looking on. wjz meghan mccorkell has new developments in the investigation. >> reporter: state police say the shooter is in custody. accused of opening fire in a crowd of a dozen people outside of a popular lounge. a typical friday night and customers go in and out of the harvest inn family restaurant. friday morning, a crime scene. >> we never have anything like this happen. >> reporter: just after midnight, police say jacob opened fire killing 36-year-old gary and injuring gary hale. one bullet went through the next door. >> went through the house. >> reporter: he was dri
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are in baltimore city and baltimore county. >> finally relief from the heat after more than a week of sweltering temperatures that killed at least 13 people in maryland and more than 45 nationwide. it buckled train tracks and roads, softened pavement. there could be more deaths as final numbers are tallied and official reports come in from the medical examiner. more than 700,000 people were left without power last week. more storms over night knocked out power again to hundreds of bge just finished restoration efforts. the utility will file a report which regulates within three weeks about their response. they will hold hearings on whether it was appropriate. many won't forget the hot temperatures. >> i'm glad there's air-conditioning. >> a lot of people are sick of it and want it over. >> it is for now. >> reporter: there's continuing construction work underway on u.s. 50 in prince georgia's county. that's where the road buckled. a 50 by 40 feet stretch. we will continue to keep an eye on the power numbers and also on the death toll from the heat wave. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewit
is asked to call the police. the baltimore city police officer is recovering after an accident. this was the view around 11:00 friday morning. the multi-vehicle crash. minor injuries but no word on what caused the collision. a maryland state trooper was flown to shock trauma after his car was forced off the road and hit a fire hydrant. it happened late thursday in mount berry. -- mount airy. he was responding to a call when a vehicle steered into his lane. he is being treated for a possible head injury. east money mystery just got a little more complicated. a six-inch water main broke inside the sinkhole. the department of public works says that 50 units will be without water until sunday. officials are working to get the area back up and running as soon as possible, but until then, the roadway will remain closed. bge officials have asked state legislators for a rate increase. the hike is needed to make improvements that would comply with the reliability and public safety requirements. on average, rake-payers will receive a $12 increase in their gas and electric bill. if it is
in baltimore city closed their doors for good. what it could mean for you as a response time and which companies are staying open a few months more. >> and it may be hot but if you plan to spruce up your lawn we have tips on what to do to mack it look the best on the block. monday morning, thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. hot temperatures out there and lightning overnight. another band of severe weather moving across parts of virginia. and pennsylvania and scattered throughout maryland. behind it could cooler temperatures be in the future? let's check in with meteor will gist mike masco in for lynette what is in store. >> we are hoping cooler temperatures come in. it's going to be lower humidity today. but still some storms popping across the area. look at the houston shoreline getting rocked with storms. ocean city towards dover much of the attered showers and stea showers especially a-- and lightning coming down and that's going to cross along 70s. there could be a localized flash flooding. we have local area roadways in central franklin county or f
the roots. just got to make do. >> reporter: people making do from howard county to baltimore city where government officials work to get it right. baltimore, that means extending the hours of city pools, and adding cooling centers. trying to make the heat and no power somewhat palpable wheel city leaders hold bge accountable for restoring power at a quicker rate. >> right now our restoration rate has fallen behind the state average. that is not sat test factory -- satisfactory. >> reporter: baltimore city is saying this is the third worst storm in the city's history. >> it seems hot that they're in the getting the power back on. >> reporter: they're trying. they're below the average statewide but they're trying hard. >> thank you. listen, are you planning that family vacation? the latest vacation scam making the rounds and how to avoid being taken. mashed potatoes and gravy. mac 'n cheese... mashed potatoes and gravy! mac 'n cheese. [ male announcer ] now you don't have to pick a side. buy any kfc 10 pc meal or larger and choose two more large sides free. today tastes so good. t a bike
and the atmosphere. >> one person is dead after police test involves shooting in baltimore city early this morning. officials said when officers responded, the suspect failed to comply with police. police say they searched his pocket for -- and found a semiautomatic handgun. >> the officer encountered the suspect and the officer fired his weapon at least one time shooting a suspect and the suspect has died at the hospital. the weapon has been recovered. >> homicide is investigating. >> another police-involved shooting in baltimore county where they had no choice but to shoot a man who greeted them at the door with a sword. >> it was a case does a was of great concern. >> a 15-year-old boy abducted from his home in baltimore county and driven to this field pretty was shot in the back of the head. police have arrested a 21-year- old. police have charged him with attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, and gun charges. >> we arrested two overnight with a search warrant and the third was arrested at her residence. >> police confronted the suspect at this home after their investigation led them there.
>>> now, abc 2 news at 5:30. >>> right now, a baltimore city firefighter is charged with running an online prostitution ring. jamar marvin simmons, a 10-year veteran of the fire department, was arrested. we'll have much more coming up at 6. >>> good news tonight when it comes to the health of the chesapeake bay. according to reports, maryland is on track to meet its goals for improving the health of the bay. maryland has exceeded its cover crop goal as far as the future goals. the report says urban septic system pollution -- >>> students in baltimore are showing progress in math but not so much in reading. the state department of education results were released today. >>> we start tonight focusing on your money and the taxes that you pay. it's convenient. open 24 hours and right now it's tax-free. we're talking about online shopping. but all that tax-free shopping may soon change. >> how about organic green iced tea? >> reporter: if you buy anything from a store in washington, d.c., the sales tax is 10%. but if you bought something online from a business that doesn't have a phys
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our area.in baltimore city... four school programs have been relocated. in baltimore county... eight schools are closed today. today.foo a list of affected schools.. go to foxbaltimooe dot com slash morning. 3 3 895 mmp 3 the dangerous temperatures are prompting state health officials to issueeheat advisories for all of maryland. maryland.megan gilliland is heee with ore on what you need to know to stay saae in good morning guys,we're talking about nother triple digit day... at this point... it's not just hot....it's dangerous out there. there.here ii the city... officials have extendee the code red heat alert through sunday... that meens 21- cooling centers will remain open through that time... inside you an cool down in the air conndtioninggand grab some free water. 2:08 i've been coming here cause i am a diabetic i have 3 high blood pressure and as you can see i have a water 20 22if you're not staying hydrated in this kiid of weather... heat exhaustton or heat stroke can result... potentially leading to brain &pdamageeorreven death.here aae out for... heavv sweating, muscle cr
scale prostitution bust involving a baltimore city firefighter. >>> we have free parking. >> tonight we reveal load of free byes to get your road trip on a budget. abc 2 news aat 11:00 starts right now. >> we will take aa look over at the key bridge. a few rain clouds popping up early in the day, even had showers in the area this evening. so the big question is it still raining? meteorologist way cat joins us now with a look at what's going on. i see a little spotty action on the radar behind you. >> spotty showers beginning to fizzle out but it was rain that's welcome. we are still several inches behind where we should be rain fall wise. so showers diminishing now, yes but we had descent ones early. clouds holding tough. the main weather continues to be if states to the south, carolina down through georgia, tons of rain and thunderstorm action tonight here. pretty quiet with temperatures around 80 still. so it is a warm, humid evening. into the 80s some spots could hit 90. you want to know the temperature hour by hour right where you live you can find it, down load the weather an ask f
in baltimore city. use extra caution this morning. this is the west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. both loops are moving just fine with light volume. this is 95 at the fort mchenry toll plaza. southbound traffic is moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the continuing efforts by b.g.e. to restore all the power knocked out by friday storm. more than 170,000 customers without power. there were more than 240,000 without power yesterday morning at this time. crews have been restore power to more than 70,000 customers in the past 24 hours. b.g.e. crews had restored power to more that half a million customers in total since friday. be ge's is exercising a strict protocol -- b.g.e. is exercising strict protocol. they go after power feeders that clean to a large clusters of up to 2,000 customers. this is according to a b.g.e. spokesman. >> we need to plan for the worst and hope for the best. this could be a long restoration period. it could extend into the weekend. >> we will have a live interview coming up later this morning during our 6:00 a.m. hour. nadia ram
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problems continue toobe baltimore county, baltimore city... aad anne arundel county...crews have restored power to more 3 joining us now on the phone once again, is b-g-e ssokesman, rob goold.as much prrgress as your aking.... thoss last few thousand longest.... because you're getting to the tough part now. we sure hope we ddn't get more storms possibility.if ttat - happens.... that could slow more outagess areas... continues to be north e baltimoredaas after the chinquapii parkway are dealing with a majjr mess.fallen trees sttil sitting on houses.... cars crushed by branches. neighbors say they've tried o remove the ddbris thhmselves... but some limbs phey can do is wait for the city to ressond. here, and ttat wasthe day ugh pfter, whhch was saturday andd havent seen nobody since." //butt to//"where the help at, where the help at, its been five days. days. the same street is still without power... and neighbors say they're worried about some of theeolder residents wwo dont have air cooditioning. there's still a lot of repair work to be done in baltimore city...pauu gessler shows us w
and talk about storms in the mix. >> thank you. new, a shocking case of animal cruelty in baltimore city. a dog down to bare skin and bones left for dead in a trash can. the dog did live. we have more on this disturbing story. >> reporter: that dog is about five, a pit bull. the care takers at the shelter say he should weigh about 50 pounds, he weighs 28. still he appears to be recovering about as well as can be expected. they named him thor after he was brought into the shelter this past monday. the officer called out to the 1700 block of coo le's street for a report of a stray dog. >> it was unclear where the dog was. so the officer went to the area and was looking for it and found it in the trash can. >> reporter: a trash can behind one of the row homes on the block. the dog was weak and near death. you can see his spine and ribs coming out. there are also pressure sores apparently from sitting in a confined space for long periods of time. this is severe abuse and neglect to have done something like this. >> reporter: now hillary said she will be his foster owner. >> just a strong l
in baltimore county and baltimore city. bge still has out of town crews helping repair the damage. they say the majority are out of the homes and not big sections of the neighborhood. if you or a loved one are still without power you should contact bge. right now the call center is staffed 24 hours a day. you can contact them through the website and you can get in touch with them by twitter and facebook as well. >>> like we just said many are just a few houses on the street here or there while the rest of the neighborhood has power. we found one of those outages in a home where power is the only way for the people there to get to bed. tony talked to a woman named judi about why she has been sleeping on the couch in the past week. >> reporter: you have everything. >> christian has something to statement. >> is the camera work something. >> reporter: and hopes the power company is listening. >> i need to talk to you. >> reporter: they had to sit outside tonight to beat the heat inside. >> i'm -- if she gets to hot. she may go into seizures. >> reporter: she has cp and walks with two canes
in the city, fire department activity. continued closures along light street between baltimore and lombard. those delays are expected again today. mount royal is closed from north avenue to charles street. here's a quick live look at traffic. 95 from route 24 in harford county. so far so good. this is 295, outbound traffic building down towards 32 as you make your closer to the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. another day with the extreme heat. 103 yesterday at the inner harbor. even more humid today. 80 this morning at the airport. 85 at the inner harbor. the record today is 102. highs will get out into the upper 90's. people to stay cautious today in the extreme heat. drink plenty of water and stay in the shade. now let's head to sports. >> you're on. >> thank you. i cannot escape being caught on camera. he calls himself the youngest escape artist. he did not necessarily win over the judge's last night. uck.ish him good loc >> the opening ceremonies for the olympics begin next week. stx has signed not to create a limited edition hockey stick. you can
. >> when asked about the upcoming baltimore grand prix, the mayor is confident the city will be able to handle the event. you can buy your tickets for the grand prix of baltimore. the new race operators announced ticket sales and introduced new ticket sponsors. andretti sports step into ever see the race. >> a local lawmaker is taking steps to shake things up. councilman bill henry introduced four bills which include charter amendments which would shrink the number of votes needed to overturn a mayoral veto and allow the council to get money to the budget if they do not approve the spending plan. >> baltimore city has a strong system of government. sometimes the council cannot do what people think the council should be able to do. retail sales are down for a third straight month as the economy seems to be slipping. brian mooar tries to answer that in the report from washington. >> >> an economic pulse check. lawmakers are quizzing ben bernanke as they get ready for an epic showdown. >> they're ready to go out on the fiscal cliff if they do not get their way. >> i will continue this d
to decide if baltimore city fire chief, james claak deserves a raise... as the city is struggling financiaaly.megan gilliland is here with more on the fire sttrm it's creating. p3&good morning guys,this week reported that two baltimore closing... because of budget cuts.fire fighters aren't seeing any raise at all. but now, mayoo stephanie rawlingssblake is offering chief clack a wo percent raisee.. and plans to extend his contract... ttrough 20-18. &p161-thousand a year. while... more for the success he's had on the job.some local fire fighters say the timinn is just wrong. (hoffman) "if we're all asked to take a hit and we have been, we just closed two falling at truck 10 in raise is way too much."rcent - much."in a staaement....chief clack says he's very honored chief... and is happy that the mayor has asked him to continue serving. coming up next haaf hour... what the fire fighters union is hoping he'll ask for... if he accepts the raise.i'm meean gilliland, fox45 morning news. baltimore's grand prix race is just 8 weeks away... but already... the new organizers of thh race s
made the 5 of the 700 reports across the area, hartford, to baltimore city. i got to facebook message in rosedale with war zone like conditions. just impressive stuff. take a look at the pictures we got in. powerlines are down and as we head towards chester town, both toppled with wind 70 miles an hour from michael. just impressive pictures. send those pictures to facebook. here's what's going on guys. we're kind of sandwiched between two weather events. dallas warning in norfolk and virginia beach. this is going to be a dangerous storm event from detroit back  towards cincinnati and columbus. does it make into the baltimore viewing area? once again, we'll answer that coming up. >>> millions are frustrated. we know you had it up to here with sweating. abc 2 news cheryl connor with a family. >> reporter: there's no cleaning up the storm at the brian house in edgewater. an accident that police say can only be blamed on matter nature took their son kevin life. >> you would have never thought you driving down the road a tree falls on you and kill you. >> reporter: parts of 25-year- ol
,000 customers without power. the majority in baltimore county, 39,000 or so. there's 30,000 in the city. you can see the numbers to our south as well. of course, it is exactly the wrong time for people to be without electricity and air-conditioning with eight straight days of temperatures above 90. the heat is aboving to be fatal for some. -- is proving to be fatal for some. our first warning weather coverage continues now with derek value value -- valcourt. >> outside it's a scorchers. inside city health offices it's heating up. >> how are you doing? we're calling our senior citizens to make sure you're doing okay. >> the city set up a bank phone calling residents over the age of 80 checking how they're handling the heat. those who don't answer may get a visit. >> we're doing everything we can to make sure that we reduce and eliminate the number of heat related deaths. >> already maryland has seen two deaths from the heat. doctors say those most at risk have underlying health problems. >> they do worse with the heat and they do worse with every day of the heat. you can see increase aring probl
we get to that, 15 baltimore city schools have been closed as a result of the power outages. for other closures look at the bottom of your screen. >>> are we doing weather or traffic first? look at that rainbow. you are the ray of sunshine. >> a beautiful shot sunshine glistening off of the key bridge. this is encouraging news. we got sunshine to go to work. up to 90, it's lower humidity today. 72 in town. a very mild 80 degrees in dc. rain cooled 72 salisbury. the clouds are thinning out. last six hours showing the storms, violent storms moving through, tons of lightning in the city limits. we were talking about 1200 bolts of lighten in an hour. 93 degrees today. we will rinse and repeat, isolated chance of a shower or gusty thunderstorm. tonight, we are down to around 70 degrees, partly cloudy, the threat of a shower or storm does linger. a look at traffic this morning, 6:00, unfortunately we don't have good news for you. blocked 95 northbound at the fort mc henry tunnel. traffic redirected towards the left tube. this is going to be a mess. speeds are seeing reduced speeds
to pro-active work of the baltimore city department of public works, we have gotten ahead of a potential serious matter. >> most of our large water main breaks were caused by these types that were sold across the nation four or five decades ago. >> it was this type of water main which results in some of our largest and most catastrophic failures. >> they will begin making in adjustments. if successful they will begin replacing 16-foot sections, and because of that, citizens are asked to conserve water. >> please refrain from outside watering, car washing, how oil washing, until after sunset or during the early morning hours. please do not wash clothes or dishes or do non-essential indoor cleaning with water until late in the evenings and early morning. use clothes washers and dishwashers only with full loads. we are asking you remember short showers, use less water. >> they say there is a chance there may be a potential interruption of water service. conserving water will help minimize that interruption. >> two baltimore city fire companies close today. one of the move to the 1200 block
cigarettes the average price is now more than $5 a pack. >>> new, baltimore city will receive seven and a half million dollars of a 175 million-dollar settlement with wells fargo over accusations it discriminated against minorities, in violation of fair labor laws in 36 states. baltimore filed the suit in 2008 because of the subprime lending practices targeted minority neighborhoods in the city. >> if you are african american or latino, you are more likely to be placed in a subprime loan or pay more for the mortgage loan though you are qualified and deserved better treatment. >> they have agreed to commit to lending more than 400 million in baltimore city for the next five-years with more than 100 million for low and moderate income residents. >>> new report showed foreclosures are up from 26% from the end of last year. california based report says that one in 300 homes in foreclosure in maryland. they report there is about a 8% drop from this time a year ago. >>> that pit bulldog rolling in maryland is on hold after the court ruled that pit bull owners would be liable if the dog
that coming up in just a little bit. let's check traffic with baltimore city we are expecting continued delays this morning as light street is closed between east baltimore and lombard street. that's due to last week's water main break. also keeping an eye on long- term construction continuing on 895 northbound between route 2 and frank ford avenue because of bridge repairs and towards parts of 695 between route 1 and 59 minor construction. 695 live shot, pretty good looking commute. the drive times this morning again starting out pretty early. nice commute 23r 9 -- commute from 95 to 83 a 12-minute drive. another check on traffic and weather in a little bit. >>> breaking news at least 11 people are dead fog a -- following a crash in south texas. that happened in the town of goal add 100 -- goal goe lee add in -- goliad. all victims were in the same pickup truck. police are not saying how bad conditions are this morning. >>> it's 4:32. we are getting new information out of aurora colorado. that shooting that killed 12 and injured 58. james holmes sits in solitary confinement and the president
...it will not reduce revenue...from a future casino in baltimore city.(tarrant) "we'd like to see some additional dollars come from off the top to go towards school construction for baltimore city public schools."(rydell) "but some lawmakers say the complex gambling bill should not be forced through the general assembly in a two or three day special session in the middle of summer."(carter) "to me, there's no reason that we can't wait and handle it with other business during regular session and have it on the 2014 ballot."but gambling supporters...say to wait two more years...would then put maryland far behind other states...which already.... offer live table games. that's why they wantthe gambling issue debated...next month. john rydell, fox 45 news...late edition. lawmakers... have been... told... to... set aside... the week of... august 6th.../ for... the... session. 3 a goodwill mission turns into an international incident. how mitt romney enraged an entire kingdom in just enraged an entire how mitt romney enraged an entire kingdom in just eight hours. common sense says, let's
assembly to expand gambling. the governor met last week with a group of baltimore city lawmakers to discuss the idea. several delegates oppose another casino at the national harbor in prince george's county.they're worried it will take money away from a future casino in baltimore city.they say if the national harbor casino is approved... they want some of the revenue to help repair city schools. (tarrant) "we've got the oldest infrastructure in the state of maryland... because it's too hot in our classrooms."3 classrooms." our classrooms." classrooms." the governor is expected to make the announcement later this week. the maryland lottery is breaking sales record... for the á15th straight year.áwe're learning the agency generated 1-point-79 billion dollars in non- casino sales... in fiscal year 2012. it also contributed 556-million to the state's general fund also a record. that's the largest revenue ever gained by the state lottery in the agency's history. repairs continue along light street ... one week... after that massive water main break that disrupted downtown baltimo. baltimor
baltimore city fire companies....the mayor is proposing to giie the fire chief a raise.the board of estimmtes is expected to vote onnthis plan today. today.tom rodgers ii here with more on the controversy it's igniting plus your other top stories.hey tom... good mmrning,mayor stephanie chief james clack a two ng - percent raise... and plans to 20-18.he currently earns more than 161-thousand a year. but at a time when fire companies are closing because of buuget cuts... and fire fighters aren't seeing any increase at aal... theeunion representing them... wants to knowwhow this is fair. (campbell) "we were told to live with zero percent, i don't have a problem with that if everyone's going toofeel the pain, everryody feels thh paii i don't have an issue with it, and aa far as i'm fire departmmnt should just turn the raise down and say if my fooks get a raise, i'mmnot going to accept a raise." raise."in a statement...chief to have served assfire honooed chief... and is happy that the mayor has asked him to continue serving. tte results are in forrthe latest statewide assesssent te
theaters. theaters. baltimore city police say they have no information that suggests that an attack like what we saw in colorado would happen here. but still tonight, the department is boosting patrols as a precautionary measure. they say the propensity for a copy-cat crime is high following a high profile incident. (guglielmi) "we want people to know that there are extra police officers there for their added safety, added security. just want to also inform them that if they see additional resources, it's not because of anything troubling or alarming. it's just simply we want to have extra people around to make sure that they have an enjoyable time at the t" theater." police say if you see anybody or anything that looks something. contact s.. say - security or alert police. an... army sergeant... from baltimore ... is... killed by... a... roadside bomb wednesday... in afghanistan afghanistan the... pentagon says... 28... year old... sgt.... daniel rodriguez ... died... in... ghaz--nee... city....,/ when... his.. vehicle... was struck...// he's...
. >> and a couple of days, baltimore's city's top cop will be stepping down. and -- baltimore city's top couple of stepping down. >> is the commissioner announced in may that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the force. the last five, as you mentioned, as police commissioner. he is leaving behind a big shoes to fill. he got a problem with a baltimore sendoff. he threw out the first pitch at the orioles game. he says he will miss his job when he retires wednesday, but looking forward to what he will do next. >> something fun and far-less stressful. maybe my hair will grow back. i'm looking forward to it and i am anxious to get started. >> his career includes more than 30 years on the baltimore police force, the last five as commissioner. there's been a 45% drop in overall gun crime and the fewest number of homicides in 35 years. he attributes a lot of it to the change in culture. at the grass-roots activism. during his tenure, he became known as his passionate language for addressing crime in the city. >> i will not miss the opportunity to talk about bad guys with guns. for me, that has
spent the final hours of his position as baltimore city police commissioner working on his next job... pitching for the or. orioles.well... maybe not so much, but he did get to throw out the first pitch earlier today at the athletics- orioles game in camden yards. decked out in his number one jersey... bealefeld walked out to just in front of the pitcher's mound a threw one into miguel gonzalez.bealefeld began his tenure as a baltimore city police officer in 1981 as a cadet. a 20-foot sinkhole on monument street east of patterson park avenue in east baltimore is causing big problems for busine. businesses.several of the businesses in a 2- block area have had to close while crews work on the sinkhole.the city department of public works thinks the hole was caused by damage to brick storm drainage tunnel that runs under the street and carries rainwater to the inner harbor. the sinkhole is just another example of the problems caused by baltimore's aging infrastructure. a nice sunday.... after a beautiful weekend. weekend. 3 chief meteorologist vytas reid is standing by with a first l
with information is urged to call baltimore county police. >> baltimore city police say they need your help in locating a vehicle reportedly used in a homicide. investigators say three men took off in the victim's 2004 silver honda odyssey after shooting him several times. it happened around 10:00 p.m. sunday night in evisham avenue. detectives say the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. the victim, hammond bridges, died from his wounds. >> the man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in prince georges county is still undergoing a mental health evaluation. formal challenges -- charges still havhad to be filed. he told his supervisor he would attack the work place after a burning he was soon to be fired. he reportedly referred to himself as the joker. a search of his apartment uncovered dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of commission. charges have been filed against the man accused of killing 12 and wounding dozens more inside a colorado movie theater. james colmes has been charged with several crimes including 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder. two
can take advantage of the cooling centers in baltimore city and surrounding counties. these centers will be opened from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. a each will have cool air and free water and we are still under a code red heat alert through today. and health official recommend you remember to dry water and juice and avoid alcohol and caffeine and wear light clothing during the extreme heat. remember to check on those senior citizens. and you can log onto the website at abc to us -- abc2news.com and we have a list of the cooling centers and we have the addresss also if you need to telephone number as well. so we have a complete list over here and let's see if it goes down there. well, maybe not. we have a complete list here located on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> thanks. >>> 5:33. funeral services are happening today for a fallen marine from laurel. lance corporal eugene mills died last week while in afghanistan. he was 21 years old. services are being held this morning at 11 at grace church in fulton. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery at a laterdate. >>> histor
at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >>> a baltimore city man is behind bars charged with first degree murder. police say 20-year-old mark brown was driving with phillip weather ford in hartford county yesterday when they got into an argument. they say that's when brown stabbed weather ford who later died. he owns a funeral home in baltimore city. >>> the shooting in aurora, colorado is sparking a national debate on gun control just as a major court ruling could put thousands more weapons in the hands of marylanders. a federal judge has lifted a stay on his ruling that maryland's gun permit is unconstitutional. that means in two weeks marylanders will be able to carry handguns without having to show a good and substantial reason. >>> the first funeral following the theater shootings will be held in colorado today. this comes as this community dealing with a horrific act of -- random act of violence. ron matz is live with more. >> reporter: the first funeral for one wofr the victims will be -- for one of the victims will be held later today. this comes as colorado see firearms sale go through
been spotted in baltimore city. they are required to register on a weekly basis but we are told they failed to do so. anyone with information about their whereabouts should call police. new details tonight in the pin state jerry sandusky case. big the no. 2 has been identified, however his name remains a closely guarded secret -- victim number two. the victim's attorney plans to file a civil lawsuit against penn state after an internal investigation found that top university officials concealed the allegations against sandusky to avoid bad publicity. investigators have released the picture of a man wanted in the vi ripken abduction case. she was taken from roman aberdeen early tuesday morning and then returned 24 hours later -- she was taken from her home in aberdeen early tuesday. >> police are not revealing where their surveillance picture of the suspect was taken. they say could jeopardize the investigation, but identifying him is essential to solving the case. >> the man appears to be in his late 30's or early 40's. he had short brown hair and glasses. investigators are hopi
. >> new this morning, a baltimore city firefighter is injured. crews got a call about a fire. there were battling that plays from a roof when we were told that when the firefighters went through the roof, all the way down to the basement. one of the companies called to put that out was a company that is just hours away from shutting down, a victim of city budget cuts. >> kim is live in our newsroom to explain. it was supposed to take affect june 30. the one on montfort is scheduled to close today. and the third company is scheduled to close on the first. the issue of closing these companies was hotly debated. the plan ends of the daily rotating closures that have been in effect for three years. it could be dangerous for residents. it will not have an impact on response time. >> you have to identify where in the city weekend cover to quit rotating closures. >> we need to have every resource available to us to protect them. we take an oath to protect the citizens of baltimore. it is getting tougher and tougher and tougher. >> of course, the city council did pass a budget that will shut dow
.in baltimore city... four school programs have been relocated. schooos are closed today.ght today.for a list of affected schools.. go to foxbaltimore dot com slash morning. 3 3 3 3 3 p3 3 ,3 3it's not ust hot... it's dannerouu outside.sttte health offfcials areewarning everyone to beecarefuu. careful.tom rodgers is here with the heat advisories now in effect... pplu your other top stories. nowwthat ... we're alking about some very serious health issues. ii fact.. eeght people in maryland have died from heat- related issues this week. peek.thh entire ssate of maryllnd is under a code red peat alert.here in the city... that means 21-cooling ccnters will remaan ooen through that time... inside you can cool down in the air conditioning and grab some free water.the best way to beat this heat... is to stay ut it.if you have to be outside....stay hydrated. 1143 when i'm out here i drink water make sure i have something on my stomach. stay for like 20 minutes and then stop, takeea break just try to not over exert myself 54nats of digging in coolers poolersif you'rr trying to beat the heat at home
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even less than the power company. 3baltimore city fire chief &pjames clack says he may donat hii recent pay hike to charity. charity.the two percent raise givennto clacc by the mayor has come under fire---- for it's bad ttming.... while the city closes fire companies and preeiums ffr fire fighters.now plack says he will donate the raise to the baltimooe firee foundation...... if rank and given the same increase in payy in their next contract.the mayor has dfended the decrease in city fire deaths under lack's leadership. wells fargo has agreed to pay 175 million dollars to settle a pricing discrimination suit. suit.baltimore city sued the mortgage giant for subprime lending practices targeting minority neighborhoods.the lawwuit claiis they steered black and hispanic borrowers into bad loans... resulting in mass foreclosures. "iq:people with similar qualifications should be treated similarly.... oo: not the color of their skinn" skin." 3 under the landmark eal, wells fargo will pay the city 7.5 millions dollars. the rest ill go toward compensation for borrowers and direct down paymen
70. kent island and 67. >>> let's get a check of traffic. issues downtown and baltimore city and the water main break and lombard is closed. that will be for some time. if you are going to make a long weekend. we have issues to talk about. the bay bridge between drive and the bridge. we have construction that will slow the speeds up and send it out to 895 where there is con and all due to construction at this point. look at the speed 20 miles an hour as you approach the 69th stride exit. this is 695. it looks like a good sunrise. the roads are not too bad. another check on traffic coming up in a bit. >>> when it comes to food and kids, many know how difficult it is getting the children to make healthy cheeses. hear from one advocate and how you can help pick outed into can help them out down the road. >>> and animal control and police race to a home after calls from a dangerous animal in the backyard. why they left without taking that beast away. as we go to break a live look at harbor east. shops opening up to tell you about. j crew among them. back with more in a moment. le
in baltimore city. 895 into the route 2 frank first avenue a slowup due to -- due to constuck and toll plazas -- construction and toll plazas into the fort mchenry along # 5 northbound between toll plaz -- 95 northbound between toll plazas speeds have been knocked down. more construction delays towards the south moving along pennington avenue and ordinance road. you will see sighups due to construction. a live shot shows a -- not a bad looking shot. there's another shotfor you? we will show youch the drive times route 43 -- you. the drive times 95 to 83, 11 minutes and 795 to 95, just about 12 minutes. charley. >>> as masco mention monument street will be closed for a few days more while crews continue to repair the large srchg shoal. b -- searching hole. engineers are using radar technology to see other damage was done to pipes underneath the searching hole. >>> break news some in baltimore county will need a place to stay after a two-alarm fire that started after 2 this morning near the 3600 block of yeno lane. the fire is in randallstown and first called in officially at 2:30. 12 units dam
in the death of family friend. attorneys will meet with the judge today. >>> police in baltimore city are trying to find a man wanted for murder. this man, 23-year-old kiko stern, he hangs around the bel air edson area, wanted in a murder that happened in may. if you have idea where he is, call 911 as quickly as possible. >>> all of the people charged in the st. patrick's day attack in baltimore pled guilty. the attack on the tourist was caught on cell phone video. the suspect was seen punching and man and sentenced to three years in prison but will serve a year. the other two suspects are on probation. the fourth suspect, baldwin, faces three years in jail as well. >>> arundel county executive will go on trial. leopold is accused of losing security detail to cover personal matters. he is charged with misconduct. he will go on trial september 4th. no comment from the office. >>> we learn how students performed in the maryland school assessment test , the results were made available at 9:00 this morning. let's turn things over to education reporter sherrie johnson, she is out live thi
in baltimore city among heavy strike outny with residents and fire -- scrutiny of residents and firefighters, truck 10 has been given an extension until october when it will show down, but residents say safety really is their main concern. >> they saved my life. i passed out here near the woods and they came me, and brought an ambulance to me and came and saved my life. >> i would )a÷say bthe !k÷7gov would need to look somewhere else to cut the budget than to mess with the fire department. >>> tom blast within the fire department says the city's fire response time is still quicker than the national average. they claim these changes won't slow down the response time. >>> the people behind the st. patrick's day beating pleaded guilty today. aaron parsons the suspect who in the studio was sentenced to three years in prison, a judge sentenced two of the suspects davis and deangelo carter to time served and probation. and baldwin, the fourth person in the video had already been in trouble for another crime and faces three years in jail. >>> top officials at johns hop kins i don't want say the
ahead. >>> looking forward to that. also new this morning firefighters in baltimore city were busy overnight two. two separate two alarm fires and video to show you. one affecting a historic site. came awfully close to the gas station. also this morning, a lifeguard fired for doing his job. what he did now has got other lifeguards calling him away from the scene. that story a lot of you talking about on facebook this morning. "good morning maryland." i'm charlie crowson. alongside mike masco. megan is out live this morning. >> she looks hot out there too. >> it's warm. >> but megan always looks great. >> you said it not me. >> i knew you'd run with that. >> you know we are right there. right there. >> another story by the way we're going to put on the facebook about the san diego fireworks last night. a whole 20 seconds of -- >> big bang rocket goes off. before i ever started. >> that's a good story. 79 degrees charlie. we're starting off very, very muggy and mild. take a look. and maryland's most powerful radar showing a few of the scattered showers and storms out near deep creek.
. baltimore city place will staff police officers at all city movie theaters whether showing the dark night rises or not, this is not to alarm anyone or a response to any kind of real >> i think an attack at a movie theater hits home for individuals, i know other cities like new york have taken similar actions. we want to make sure people have an enjoyable time. the police are there. we are doing what they pay us to do. >> bay the time the matinee showing of the movie today, movie goers are aware of what happened in colorado. coming up we will speak with some of them and get their reactions as they walked in to our local theaters. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> the shooting forced the cancellation of the premier of the movie. crews spent the day taking down the red carpet display for the premier. workers were spotted along the front of theater. the studio released a statement this afternoon saying warner brothers and the film makers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking inaccident. we extend sympathys to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time. >>> president
in baltimore county. five of them have been in baltimore city. many of the victims have had underlying heart problems. and it certainly underscores how dangerous this heat can be. >> reporter: the death toll keeps rising across maryland, during one of the longest stretches of temperatures above 95 degrees in state history. and those who have to work outside are doing their best to stay hydrated and safe. >> it can get pretty hectic. have to drink a lot of fluids. have to keep you balanced. >> it's very, very bad. but we work because i need money. i need to pay the bills. i need --ue know. -- you know. we need work. >> reporter: most of the deaths have been in baltimore city, men, over 65, with heart problems. but no one is immune from the danger. >> the longer this goes on, as people become sort of used to it, they may lose sight of the fact that it continues to be a real hazard. >> we want to avoid any deaths at all. and if people stay cool and hydrated, we can avoid those negative outcomes. >> he's the biggest problem. pavement gets really hot. i try to keep really short walks. >> reporter
're on lake charles -- lake charles and -- lake avenue in the city. baltimore city has more than 14,000 people still without power. this road behind me is closed down because a few blocks down you have a number of downed trees sitting on power lines. i talked to some staff by patrols. their job is to make sure nobody comes down this road. they will babysit this area until crews come down here to clean up the maess. the number of power outages continues to shrink daily. for those without power, that number is not soon enough. 56,000 customers are still in the dark. one community in baltimore county, residents have had a hard time adjusting to no electricity or know how water. they said is been so frustrating. myi'm having to go to niece's house to shampoo my hair. i'm going to charge my phone over there. i'm going to use her computer for a few minutes to see what has been going on on my computer. i'm running out of batteries. >> b.g.e. tells us they will continue to work through putting up the power and they expect to have resolved hopefully by this weekend. live in baltimore, nadia ramdass, wb
&baltimore city fire chief james clack says he mmy donate his recent pay hike to charity. charityythe two percenn raise given to claak by the mayor has come nder fire---- for it's bad timing.... while the rasies health insurance preeiums ffr fire fighters.now clack says he ill donate the raise to the baltimore fire foundation...... if rank and file fire fighters are not given the same increase in pay in their next contract.the raise..... citing a steep decreaae in city fire deathss under clack's leadershii. new toniggt... tonight...a baltimore city police officer who stole groceries from this food depot on belair road in northeast baltimore...haa been asked to &presign from the police force. investigators saa thaa in intentiinally under-charged her mother - detective darlene early - by about 300 dollars. both of them pled guilty.both oo them receeved probation before judgement.early also hassto re-pay the store. baltimore city police need finding the person in this sketch.the suspect is wanted for trying to sexually assaalt a oman near the intersection of liberty heights and wabash
. >> baltimore city police said they tried to pull that suv driver over just because he wasn't wearing his seat belt. he slowed down and then just took off. sky eye chopper 13 over the scene as the driver fleeing police goes head onto another car on telegraph road. it didn't stop there. that suspect jumps out of the car and takes off on foot. heavily armed officers and k-9s rushed through the woods, backyards and parks. nearly an hour later, wjz is only camera on the scene, as police find the suspect siding inside a vacant home. >> pretty crazy but justice prevailed. >> ed was behind the wheel of his car when the suspect's durango swerved right into him. >> he swerved the try to avoid me, i swerved to try to avoid him and i guess our cars hit. >> the pursuit started in downtown baltimore where police say the driver sideswiped several cars and fled busting a temporary water main. when the suv hit 395 police followed by air as the driver erratically swerved along 97 south, route 100 and telegraph road before he crashed. >> that's a long ride. >> this is what's left of the durango after the crash
that in baltimore city, but as you head towards dc, still under that watchnot 10:00. i do expect. you're still under that watch but we have to go all the way down towards parts of caliber county and some ferocious storms moving through the dc area. this is going to make a run for lexington park and then off shore. so the good news is not too severe weather across the city limits, but it's stillworm outside. 89 degrees. we got to our record of 100 degrees today. we will hit our normal values as we head into tomorrow. there could be an isolated stormx but the best shot will be toward the south. i'll have the seven day coming up in just a bit. >> well the heat wave should break tonight, but not before it has taken the lives of 13 people. 13 people died in our area. it's been a struggle for those without electricity for more than a week. cheryl conner has more. >> reporter: they knocked on doors and knocked again. a few hours went by before volunteers with the maryland defense force foun people without power who needed them. harry smith was happy to see the men and women in unistorm show up to his house
to every man and woman in the baltimore city fire department. how can you accept a raise when you told there members there is no money? happy new except to raise? >> in addition, the mayor will also request that james clack received a contract extension. >> a police officer sentence for his role in a kickback scheme. jaime lugo referred accident victims to majestic telling shoppers -- towing shop. now to another state. the man who fell off a boat in cecil county has died. he was from pennsylvania and cleaning his bow when the accidentat lee fell overboard. -- he was cleaning his boat when he fell over. >> the owner of several liquor stores have been invited to a meeting to discuss rezoning of their establishments. they want to phase out liquor sales. violent crime tends to cluster around neighborhood liquor stores. the zoning change would affect about 100 stores. >> people that are brought up in that environment is not going to change because there is no liquor store. to pinpoint a liquor store as being the problem for people's bad behavior is wrong. >> the planning director says the c
in baltimore city. sex offenses without fixed addresses are required to register on a weekly basis. anyone with information on them should call police. >> police now know what the suspect looks like in the vi ripken abduction. police are not revealing where the surveillance picture was taken. he has glasses and short brown hair. investigators are combing every inch of her car looking for clues. >> we should learn whether state lawmakers will be called back to annapolis for a special session on gambling. governor o'malley will hold a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m.. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. mitt romney is in london for the olympics. >> severe storms ripped through pennsylvania overnight. upe latest on the clean- efforts woman cover the nation. >> more on weather and traffic >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10. there are a few clouds out there. as we look out across the city, we're starting off pretty mild. some 70's out there. the dew point temperatures are running pretty high. 73 at martin state airport. said the three in randallstown. expected to feel pretty sticky to star
people so far in baltimore city. health officials say emergency rooms have been swarmed. i east and bottled water has been passed out to people -- ice and bottled water have been passed out to people without power. davis says he suffered back-to- back heat. he and his wife continue to sleep at home with the windows closed for safety reasons, driving up the temperature. >> it has been miserable. that is true. >> we are just try to cope with it. we bought a portable fans. my grandson, he got sick and had to rush him to the emergency room because he has asthma. >> the heat wave -- the heat is a silent killer. those with chronic conditions can get sick after the heat wave breaks. you have to be vigilant before and after the heat wave takes off. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. making matters worse, no power one week after last friday's storm. b.g.e. crews have been working around the clock. 29,000 people are still without power. officials hope to have everybody back online by the end of the weekend. you can find up-to-the-minute information on the power outages online a
an accident to tell you about in baltimore city. right an pulaski highway at crescent street. parkville here at harford road everything up to speed. nothing to get in your way this morning. that will be the same case over on the west side of the beltway as we check in and take a live look actually first let's look in parkville. no problems getting up to # 83. and here's what the west side looks like at baltimore national pike. you'll notice everything nice and clear here as well and traffic picking up in the area right around the outer loop at liberty road though. only 95 as we pull up the drive times no concerns in white marsh, four minute trip from 43 down to the beltway. 95 nice and clear from the fort mchenry tunnel. from the beltway to the toll plaza eight minute ride and 83 no problems whatsoever on the jfx from the beltway to east fayette street 11 minute ride. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> today drivers in baltimore county will have four new speed cameras to worry about and remember this. you can see the locations on your screen -- now the cameras will be active from 6:00 a.m.
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